Sep 15, 2023Liked by Donna Smith

I was glad to have known you, I was glad to have met you at the 2008 Strategy Conference. I don't have a medical license; but I am an activist, wrote many songs voicing concerns over the healthcare crisis in USA (our <so called> world's best care. Having done what you did with SiCKO, I see a hero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDiWDpaH-Oo . Mariah Carey cover Hero. I saw you in photo with Wendell Potter. He is very much a hero. Seemingly had it made with Cigna; risked losing everything by becoming a whistle blower.

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Mar 17, 2023Liked by Donna Smith


We must all thank you and Larry for having the continuous courage to tell the world about your personal health problems and your experiences in the system. And all the while being active in the movement for health care justice to the best of your abilities. For your continued health, Marilyn Albert

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Mar 16, 2023Liked by Donna Smith

Donna ... I would love to subscribe as a paying reader (I just subscribed non-paying) BUT I just today had to forego some recommended imaging because I simply cannot afford it and Medicare will only cover $99 of the $440 price, plus I just had to pay cash nearly $700 for some essential meds (my cost AFTER Medicare and my supplemental Plan D). So.....all I can say is "I hear you" ...very well.

And I can't work any more (after 4 decades working in healthcare) due to....you guessed it, my health. So: is there a way to make a one-time donation to you vs. a monthly subscription amount?

And THANKS for all the work you have done for decades to bring attention to the situation of people like ourselves.


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Thank you for your caring message and for sharing part of your own story. It’s so upsetting that so many people go without needed care because of money.

Please don’t feel obligated to give anything. I set up the attached GoFundMe when I was lonely and upset. I think that can be used.

Peace to you. And thanks again.



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